Date: Jun 04, 2014
Press Release Number: 115-2014
The lower level of the George Washington Bridge will be closed from 12 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 8, to accommodate participants in the 27th Annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, known as the "GWB Challenge."
During the event, approximately 2,500 runners and walkers will travel over the bridge's lower level. The event will begin in the bridge's lower-level employee parking lot.
The bridge's upper level will remain open during this time, and minimal traffic delays are expected.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.